Top Vacation Spots in Croatia
The best thing about Croatia is feeling that you are part of a big happy family. The sense of warmth and intimacy makes you to forget all except your holidays. Security, untouched nature and magnificent food gives you a unique combination, making Croatia number one for top vacation spots.
Life is dreamy during summer, when the sun shines and blue sea takes over, families will have the chance to swim in clear, safe, turquoise sea at one of the many blue flag beaches of the country.
Crikvenica has long, sand and pebble beaches, with numerous play areas for children, and they are all connected by a footpath through its lush Mediterranean vegetation. Crikvenica’s tourism offer reflects the valuable historical and cultural heritage of the local area.
Selce is located in a picturesque cove next to Crikvenica, on one of the most diverse parts of the Adriatic coast. Selce is a perfect place for pleasant summer holidays, with well-tended Blue Flag beaches, a wonderfully clean sea, a seaside promenade, and many cultural, entertainment and sporting events (folklore, concerts, painting exhibitions, fish festivals on the waterfront, sport-fishing for visitors, sailing regattas and much more).
Biograd na Moru
Biograd na Moru, formerly a royal Croatian town, is a famous tourist and nautical centre in the very centre of the Adriatic Riviera. Surrounded by National Parks (Kornati, Paklenica, Krka, Plitvice lakes) and the nearby historical cities of Zadar, Sibenik and Nin will make your stay unforgettable on the Croatian Adriatic and make this place your top vacation spots. Swimming in the crystal-clear sea is possible only a hundred meters from the city centre.
Drazica beach is situated at the very heart of the town. It stretches along the thick pine forest with a nicely arranged coastal promenade. It’s covered with small smooth pebbles and has a great offer for your youngest ones: a small amusement park with a toboggan slide, bumper cars, water slide, a trampoline… For the grown-ups there’s a row of quaint coffee shops and snack bars. And last but not the least, a Blue Flag proudly waves at this beach year after year.
Zaton is a small coastal town located in the Bay of Zaton in the Zadar Channel on the Croatian coast. It is known for its typical Dalmatian architecture, pleasant Mediterranean climate, unspoilt nature, rich cultural and historical heritage, and busy pace of life. Zaton offers you a 1.5 kilometres long sandy/pebble beach. Due to its shallow water your young ones can enjoy sea as much as they want. Moreover, they will be supervised by both lifeguards and an experienced animator who’ll provide them with beach games equipment and a lot of fun, educational activities.
Nin, Zadar Riviera – Nin lagoon, also known as Queen’s beach is a long sandy beach ideal for families with children and elderly people. Close to the Queen beach you can find medicinal mud – peloids that are used for medicinal purposes since ancient Roman times. Its benefits are widely known, and organized by the Zadar General Hospital, used by almost four decades. Effect of medicinal peloid manifested through physical, mechanical and chemical effects, and is used to treat diseases of bone-muscular system – different rheumatic diseases, various deformities of the spine and side effects that result from the various deformation of the locomotor system. At Queen’s beach kids can enjoy warm shallow water and build castles in the sand. Believe me, I was there, the sea is so shallow and shallow and shallow that I couldn’t reach the deeper anywhere. Don’t be afraid to cover your body with mud it is very interesting experience.
Brela is located along the miles long white, sandy beach, in a pine forest and olive groves, lying between the Adriatic Sea and the imposing mountain slope. Brela is famous for stone Brela and the beach Punta Rata that are trademarks of that Dalmatian place.
Brela Stone is like a small island which is located about thirty meters from the beach and is ten meters high. The stone is now a monument of nature and trademark of Brela. Brela has become one of the most exclusive and most wanted tourist destinations in Dalmatia during the last few decades of the 20th century thanks to the attractive natural environment, clean pebble and sand beaches, romantically arranged along a side where a promenade. The Punta Rata beach has been carrying the Blue Flag for already 8 years.
Omis is the tourist centre of a 35 km long Riviera of outstanding beauty. Numerous monuments from its past are the witnesses of its history. City beach is the main gathering place during the summer. Kids probably like it primarily because of the sand deposited by the nearby river Cetina. Parents, on the other hand, feel at peace because of its hundred meters long shallow water and enjoy numerous restaurants and cafes located on the beach.
Duce is famous for its 5 kilometres long series of beautiful sandy beaches, that make it perfect destination for families with small children and young people that are looking for fun. Many restaurants and cafe bars and the vicinity of the towns Omis and Split guarantee you unforgettable holidays, not just sunbathing ad swimming in the crystal clear Adriatic Sea.
Baska, Island Krk
Baska, Island Krk is the best known tourist resort on the Island Krk. Baska is recognizable as having one of the largest and most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic, which is in a semicircle and more than 1800 meters. The naturally fine sand provides, especially for non-swimmers and children enjoying the beach, as the sea level increases gradually.
Orebic, Peljesac Peninsula
Orebic, Peljesac Peninsula – The coast of the Peljesac Peninsula belongs to the attractive Dalmatian countryside. Orebic, the town of sea captains and sailors, is situated on the southern side of the Peljesac Peninsula. Orebic offers unspoilt nature, beautiful beaches like Trstenica.
Trstenica is a pebble beach with a smooth sandy entrance to the sea which makes it especially suitable for kids. Once there, you can rent all kinds of water sports equipment, deck chairs and parasols. However, there’s also a thick shade of surrounding Mediterranean trees which offer you a natural sun-screen.
Lopar, Island Rab
Lopar, Rab Island – Lopar is a tourist place on the island of Rab, 12 km away from the Old Town of Rab. The place is known for its exceptional natural beauty and picturesque sandy beaches along the highly indented coastline. Lopar is a must destination for everyone looking for a real holiday treat. Swimmers concerned about their safety can relax because shallow and warm water of Lopar’s “Rajska plaza” beach make it especially suitable for kids and inexperienced swimmers.